About the Author

Jeremy Chartier

At 12 years old, Jeremy Chartier became involved with his local 4-H group, later joined the local FFA chapter, and showed livestock until his college years. After graduating from the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture at UConn, he joined the University of Maine’s Poultry Service Provider training program. Today Jeremy sells started pullets to local backyard farmers, is still involved with 4-H as a poultry showmanship judge, and writes about his passion for farming.
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Articles by Jeremy Chartier

Grease Zerk Fittings to Keep Things Running Smoothly

Add to Favorites When and how to grease Zerk fittings is something many of us don’t think of often, but regular greasing is a crucial part of routine maintenance for …

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What Size Generator Do I Need for My Farm, Ranch or Off-Grid Home?
July 28, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites When most people think of Connecticut they envision a state covered in pavement and cramped little houses stacked on top of one another, but nothing could be …

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Ballast: The Tractor Tire Fluids Rundown

Add to Favorites Since the day tractor manufacturers moved from steel wheel traction to tire on wheel configurations, farmers have added tractor tire fluids to their equipment to add traction …

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Driveway Graders For Small Farm Tractors

Add to Favorites A driveway grader implement is one of those often forgotten but surprisingly useful compact tractor implements. Those of us who are fortunate enough to have homesteads with …

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The Best Tractor Tires for Your Farm

Add to Favorites Choosing the best tractor tires for your small farm tractor can be a make-or-break deal. Not all tractors are the same, and not all tractor jobs call for …

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How to Build a Foundation for a Shed

Add to Favorites Knowing how to build a foundation for a shed is the all-important first step of adding barn space to your farm or homestead. Laying a strong foundation …

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Does Buying Older Farm Equipment Save You Money?

Add to Favorites Buying older farm equipment can be an economical way to get started in the world of farming. Farmers and homesteaders have long been a thrifty bunch, either …

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The Best Small Farm Tractor Buyer’s Guide

Add to Favorites When you’re looking for the best small farm tractor for your farm or homestead, you may gravitate toward the tractors of yore; Ford 9Ns, Farmall Cubs, Fordsons, …

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Chainsaw Safety Gear to Get the Job Done Right

Add to Favorites Chainsaw safety gear, albeit costly, is a necessary addition to any operator’s collection of farm tools and equipment. Unfortunately, farmers tend to be prone to disregarding safety …

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The Best Rifle for Farm and Ranch
June 4, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Picking the best rifle for farm and ranch duty has an awful lot to do with personal preference and your unique situation. Sometimes the best rifle is …

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The Top 5 Farm Implements List for Homesteading

Add to Favorites One of, if not the most useful thing any farmer or homesteader owns, is a tractor. Speaking from someone who has always owned a tractor of some …

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Prepping Your Property for Emergencies
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Fire preparedness is an often overlooked issue on the farm and homestead. Have you looked at your homestead or farm through the eyes of a firefighter? Many …

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Firearm Responsibility
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Owning a firearm for many homesteaders is merely a matter of course. Farmers and ranchers have been keeping guns to guard livestock even before life in the …

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A First Aid Kit for Rural Living
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Using a first aid kit contents checklist is an excellent way to build a customized emergency kit, but with so many lists on the internet, which do …

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Firewood Management 101
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Wood-splitting tools have enabled homesteaders to survive and thrive for centuries. Just like many of today’s tools we use on the homestead, there have been some marked …

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